Apple Fixing iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death’
Apple is pledging to fix a bug in iOs 7 that I have never experienced and never heard of.
Mashable (“Apple Promises to Fix iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death‘”):
Since Apple released iOS 7, its completely revamped operating system for the iPhone, reviews have been mixed but mostly positive. However, a glitch that has quietly plagued iPhone users — the “white/black screen of death,” a bug that abruptly soft reboots the smartphone — will finally be addressed in a future iOS 7 update.
“We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash,” Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Mashable.
Some of the first reports of the glitch began to crop up as early as September on Apple’s discussion forums, and subsequently appeared on various social media channels like Twitter.
The glitch appears to affect any iPhone running iOS 7, with some users reporting that the sudden shutting off occurs once the iPhone’s battery dips down into the 30% level.
The update is rumored to land alongside iOS 7.1, which is currently in its fourth beta with developers. In addition to fixing the “white screen of death,” iOS 7.1 is expected to bring some minor UI and design changes.
I installed iOs 7 on my iPhone 4s and iPad 2 within a day or two of release and have been running it and its minor upgrades on my iPhone 5s since switching phones. Aside from the normal adjustment to the quirks of a new user interface and early incompatibility, since fixed, with a handful of apps, I’ve never had any problem with it. The only power-related glitch I’ve noticed is that the last 10 percent seems to drain instantaneously.